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Mamata Banerjee announces mega protests marches opposing CAB even as mobs turn violent following Friday prayers in Mosques

The fear-mongering by Mamata Banerjee and TMC has come at a time when West Bengal has seen mobs turn violent protesting CAB right after the Friday prayers at Mosques. 

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) has ruffled quite a few feathers. Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, Mamata Banerjee has announced that her party will be holding protests in December against CAB and NRC. In a tweet by the official Twitter handle of TMC, it was announced that protest marches will be held on December 16th and 17th.

As evident from the tweets, Mamata Banerjee is set to ‘walk in the rally’ to protest against the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill in both houses of the parliament.

In no uncertain terms, Mamata Banerjee, the TMC supremo has announced that she will not allow the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and Registry for Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal.

The fear-mongering by Mamata Banerjee and TMC has come at a time when West Bengal has seen mobs turn violent protesting CAB right after the Friday prayers at Mosques.

The mobs were seen pelting stones on Ambulances and running trains in West Bengal. A cop was also injured in violent protests.

Read: Stone pelting on trains, ambulances and more: How Friday prayers at mosques turned into violent mobs protesting CAB in Bengal

On Friday, the protestors also went on a rampage in West Bengal’s Howrah district. They resorted to extreme violence by blocking tracks at the Uluberia railway station.

They vandalised the complex and some trains by resorting to stone pelting, injuring a driver, officials said. The violence affected train services in Sealdah division of the Eastern Railway.

Read: Citizenship Amendment Bill – Myths and lies propagated against it, and the facts

The Citizenship Amendment Bill aims to give Citizenship to the persecuted minorities like Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from the neighbouring Islamic nations of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill has been passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and also got the assent of the President. However, it has seen widespread opposition from “secular” parties like the TMC, Congress and others.

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